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Hoppin Frog Cleveland Crusher

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Based on our BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout, but made with Belgian chocolate malt instead of roasted barley.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1927) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle picked up by beerman6686 for me. Pours a dark brown black with a slight medium brown head. Aromas of cocoa powder, light roasted coffee, alcohol. Taste is sweet, light alcohol burn, chocolate aftertaste. Medium thick body. Medium light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
22 oz bottle from a mail trade with an Ohio friend. Black with semi-formed tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, sweet roasty notes, caramel, slight dark fruit and soy sauce. Tastes of dark chocolate, yeast, sweet roast, caramel, toffee. biscuit. Not as bitter and roasty as BORIS. Full body with a dry finish. Prefer the original BORIS recipe but this is a nice variation on BORIS.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (901) - - JAN 5, 2015
Pitch black pour, small mucha head. Huge chocolate and oat aroma and taste. Thick full body, creamy mouthfeel. Incredibly smooth with no alcohol warming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
22 oz bottle I think I got from Dutch’s. Pours an opaque, inky midnight brown with minimal head, though some bubbles initially form around the edge. Notes of chocolate - rich and abundant - with earth, roasted malts, oats, tobacco, and some burnt toast on the end. So much chocolate. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, rich mouthfeel. Drinks best near room temperature. Not as complex or satisfying as other Hoppin Frog stouts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
4theluvofbeer (109) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Had Boris The Crusher....both very good but given a choice I would stick with the original. But both are very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (77) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Pours pitch black with a dark kahki head. Very nice lacing in the glass. Aromas of chocolate coffee and some boozey overtones. Taste of malt chocolate and alcohol with a little smokeyness. Not as good as D.O.R.I.S but a close second. Very nice beer from Hoppin Frog.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
outlawskies (455) - - OCT 19, 2014
Julie says nice rich creamy one a little bit of a bite overall good she gives a 4

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle, aged since the fall, surprised to see the low score, this one was delicious, maybe the age did it some favours, this one was very rich and creamy, beauty tan head, very nice and smooth roasty beer. Recommend grabbing this one. Another Gem from these dudes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2444) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jstax! Pours a deep burnt umber with a finger of deep khaki foam. Nose is bakers chocolate, coffee, banana and roasted grain. The palate follows the nose with lots of malted chocolate, coffee, toasted oats, licorice, bitter bakers chocolate on the finish. Nice silky smooth mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3012) - Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in late 2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark brown head with solid retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, toast, coffee, light char, oats, light molasses, light raisin, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, dark bread, cocoa, toast, roasted malt, biscuit, molasses, coffee, light char, oats, light raisin, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, roasted malt, toast, biscuit, molasses, coffee, oats, light raisin, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of big dark/roasted malt flavors; with nice roast/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial stout. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.


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